Percussionist Estaire Godinez (Prince and the NPG, George Benson)
Episode 366th February 2021 • Musicians Reveal • Joe Kelley
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Estaire Godinez, a world renowned musician and self-described Renaissance Woman, came into Prince’s orbit in the spring of 1999 and stayed till the end of that year. Beginning with a show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas that Memorial Day, till just before the Rave 2000 show at Paisley Park in December, Estaire spent the better part of a year as a percussionist and background singer with the New Power Generation. She would accent the band’s thick funk with her own rhythmic flourish and Latin beat.

Besides leading her own band, Estaire has played percussion in George Benson's band.